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No new reported Coronavirus deaths in Scotland or London hospitals on Sunday, according to government data

No new reported Coronavirus deaths in Scotland or London hospitals on Sunday, according to government data

The Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said the UK is "winning the battle" against COVID-19 but that there is "further to go".

The comments came during Monday's Coronavirus briefing from Downing Street, where Mr Hancock announced that on Sunday, there had been no new deaths recorded in London hospitals with a positive COVID-19 test. 

Data from the government has also shown that there have been no new recorded deaths from COVID-19 in Scotland for two consecutive days.

The number of deaths with a positive COVID-19 test on Sunday in the UK was 55, the lowest recorded figure since March 21. Figures recorded at the weekend are usually lower than on weekdays, however, the 7-day rolling average of the number of deaths from the Coronavirus in the UK has also continued to fall.

During the daily briefing, Mr Hancock said that "it is clear the epidemic in care homes is coming under control", with data showing that the number of COVID-19 related deaths in care homes has fallen by 79% since its peak in the week ending 24 April.

The Health Secretary further announced that a new social care taskforce has been setup and is to be chaired by David Pearson, adding that all adult care homes in England can now order COVID-19 testing. 

 

Photo Credit: Pippa Fowles / No 10 Downing Street under licence (CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0)

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